January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Jackfruit (also Jaca, Jack, or Jak), an East Indian tree cultivated for its edible fruit. The tree grows to a height of about 50 feet (15 m). Its oblong, greenish-yellow fruit reaches a length of two feet (60 cm) and a weight of 60 pounds (27 kg). The pulp and seeds are edible. The wood of the tree is durable and is used to make furniture and a yellow dye.


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